|Henry Brant performs Homeless People at Other Minds 4, 1997 - Henry Brant|
American composer Henry Brant, father of 20th Century "spatial" music, conducts and performs the world premiere of a new work titled "Homeless People" at the Other Minds Music Festival in 1997 at San Francisco's Cowell Theater. For this premiere, Brant performs with the San Francisco-based Onyx Quartet with Brant playing directly on the strings of a piano with mallets. "As the 20th Century concludes, there is scarcely anyone on the planet who is not in some significant way a member of the univer...
Keywords: 20th Century Classical
|Henry Brant at KPFA Berkeley, 1971 - Henry Brant|
Henry Brant, born in 1913 in Montreal, surveys his music with Charles Amirkhanian. Brant has enlarged upon musical practices of Gabrielli and Ives to create spatial music. This music calls for the physical separation of different groups of musicians within the performance space who simultaneously perform wildly diverse music in and around the audience. Brant has experimented with unusual instruments some of which have been built specifically for his compositions...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview and Music; New Music; Unconventional Instruments; Henry Brant